Providing an inside look at the world outside the classroom

As a clinical administrator at Eskenazi Health, Ryan J. Bojrad develops and delivers services to enhance the health and wellness of Marion County residents and the county hospital system’s employees. He’s happy – and eager – to share his expertise, passion and dedication to the healthcare profession with Purdue Polytechnic High School’s coaches and students, too. 

Ryan is one of the many industry professionals who introduces Purdue Polytechnic High School students to a whole new world outside the classroom. 

Industry partners are:  

  • Advisors: Working with the instructional staff at PPHS, our industry advisors help ensure that what students learn in the classroom aligns with the skills employers need.  
  • Mentors: Our industry partners serve as mentors, guiding students as they work through projects and providing them career advice. 
  • Project Challenge Sponsors: Our industry partners introduce real-world business challenges to our students, help them work through their projects and serve as panelists for student presentations.
  • Career coaches: Students may not know what careers are best for them, but industry partners give them plenty of opportunities to explore different career pathways through work-based learning opportunities and field trips. 

How to become an industry partner

Here’s how you can become a partner:

Internships: Open your business to students and you can open their minds. This hands-on experience is one of the cornerstones of the Purdue Polytechnic model. Through internships with local businesses students gain an early glimpse into career opportunities and master concepts they learn in the classroom.
  

Mentorships: Guide students as they navigate the Purdue Polytechnic curriculum. Industry mentors help students decide fields of study, understand the opportunities and challenges ahead and support the student’s transition from high school to post-secondary education or the workforce. Sign up to be a mentor. 

Financial Support: Each investment you make strengthens the success of our high school model and fosters ingenuity and creativity from our students and teachers. Visit our Make a Gift page to learn how. 

Industry Advisory Roundtable: Help inform our academic model and define and refine the competencies students must master to succeed in the 21st century economy.  

Purdue Polytechnic High School’s industry partners play an important role in every student’s high school learning, achieving and exploring experience.